5-day GUEST Advanced Service Course

  • 3 day – Advanced Service Module
  • 1 day – Spirits and Mixology Module
  • 1 day – Advanced Table Decorations Module

Advanced Service Module

Duration: 3 days

Course Description:

The Advanced Service Module provides a thorough overview, on both a theoretical and practical level, of different service styles such as Butler and Silver Service, as well as the knowledge and ability to run service smoothly and efficiently – key skills required within any Interior team. Other important aspects of service include table setting, mise en place, caviar service and understanding luxury accompaniments and menu items. Additional service skills such as carving, filleting and flambé are practised. Focus is placed on practical ability and on mastering the finer details. Delegates are also shown how to provide, organise and manage event services both onboard and ashore.

Course Content

  • Plated (American) Service
  • Silver (English) Service
  • Butler (French) Service
  • Family Service
  • Russian Service
  • Synchronised Service
  • Carving, Filleting and Flambéing
  • Caviar, Canapé and Afternoon Tea Service
  • BBQ and Buffet Service
  • Mise en place
  • Understanding luxury accompaniments
  • French terminology and menu items
  • Table setting and Decoration
  • Event organisation
  • Shore side destination services for guests


Spirits and Mixology Module

Duration: 1 day

Course description:

  • History of alcohol
  • In-depth spirit knowledge: Vodka/Gin/Rum/Tequila & Whisky
  • Demonstrating the fundamental elements of a great drink (character, presentation, flavour, aroma, fast, texture and balance)
  • How to read a cocktail recipe
  • Understanding balance
  • Multiple orders
  • Speed and efficiency
  • 2 Martinis (classic and contemporary)
  • 2 shot drinks (classic and contemporary)
  • 2 long drinks (classic and contemporary)
  • 2 non-alcoholic drinks


Advanced Table Decorations

Duration: 1 day

Course Description:


For more information please contact us for all details – training@abacus-march.com.

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